Browsing: liquefied natural gas in Mozambique

Mozambique is significantly being exposed to the EU’s planned Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), mainly due to its large aluminium export to the EU.

Aluminium is the country’s largest export good, making up 25 per cent of export earnings, worth US$1.4 billion. According to an article by Enabel published on November 3, 2022, under the proposed CBAM, Mozambique’s aluminium exports could result in an annual taxation of between EUR 50 – 350 million per annum, depending on the approach used for estimating the carbon intensity.

On the other hand, Mozambique also has unrivalled natural energy resources that could significantly contribute to a green energy transition, not only domestically but also in the Southern African region.

  • Mozambique’s first LNG cargo departs from Coral Sul FLNG, offshore the Rovuma basin
  • The LNG was produced by the Coral Sul floating LNG platform, and left for the international market on board the cargo ship
  • The complainant in the High Court of London estimates that the project will be responsible for releasing 3.3 and 4.5 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere
  • The British government has provided over US$1.15 billion to facilitate the extraction of the offshore liquefied natural gas project
  • The Friends of the Earth organization which mobilized several activists near the court on March 17, said it is awaiting a court order determining the outcome

The mandate of Judges in a Judicial system is to dispense justice and give way forward on a stalemate following all the applicable laws.

What would happen when two judges give different rulings on the same case? That is the situation currently in Mozambique!

Disagreements between two judges have created a legal action stalemate concerning a case filed by a British environmental organization to block British Government investment in Mozambique’s natural gas extraction project.

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